UM - 84
IU - 79
McGary goes for 20
UM - 84
Prediction: I will have a heart attack around 3 minutes left to play.
You may be screwed, dude - that's a bad place to have to wait on emergency services. If this is the case, might I suggest watching in the hospital coffee shop, for proximity purposes, of course, to the necessary services.
Go Blue, beat IU!
No worries. I know where the ambulance drivers like to park and eat sandwiches.
Trey makes a last second 3 pointer for the win.
Already 600+ Maize Rage members in line. And the bleachers only seat 388! There were 200ish in line at 3am. Crowd's gonna have to come out in full force tonight, but I think Burke goes off and shows up Oladipo for POY.
Michigan - 77
Indiana - 73
My only prediction is that the game will be ridiculously close from start to finish. I don't expect a whole lot of leads on either side to be greater then 4 or 5 points
It's not a prediction but it is a hope that Inidana gets to "enjoy" some B1G official home-town love for our boys just like they ALWAYS get at Assembly Hall. If Creen got a technical from yelling at the refs it would warm the cockles of my heart.
Fuck Indiiana. Fuck Tom Creen. Fuck Victor Olidipo for POY and fuck their stupid candy-striped warmups.
Michigan 81 - 72
Here's a quick stat comparison for conference play:
|Offensive Stat Comparison|
|Avg Score Margin||10.7||6.8|
|Effective FG %||53.4%||53.3%|
|Off Rebound %||37.3%||30.8%|
|Defensive Stat Comparison|
|Opp Effective FG %||44.8%||49.1%|
It won't shock anyone perhaps that this game was left as a Pick Em by many sites, but Massey did adjust our estimated win probability upward slightly to 56% (up from 55%, so not much). I have to think this one comes down a a possession or two either way, but the optimist in me will go with a 78-74-ish Michigan win that hopefully would involve getting Zeller out of their transition offense now and again, effective guarding of Olidapo and some opportunistic stops. That, and if we can exploit some of the things that Wisconsin and a few other teams did, like Indiana's trouble with the pick-and-roll, then we could slow them down enough to get past them today.
Not exactly a high-confidence pick either way by the numbers, but nontheless, beat the Hoosiers.
so my prediction is that I get yelled at for being on my phone while everyone sings Happy Birthday.
it's a fact
Become best friends? Wanna go to the garage and practice karate moves?
I predict Jordan Hulls won't miss a three point f**king shot. God that kid drives me nuts. I agree with the above that if we can contain Zeller and limit his presence, I'm personally hoping for some physicality from our guys that's shown to quiet him down, and limiting Oladipo from going on a tear, we have a shot (not to sound so cynical). Watford is a key player as well; GRIII struggled with him first time around, I once again hope that he's learned a thing or two on how to handle his style of play. I also predict that they shoot more free throws than us; they better not go ~90% again, though.
My head is ready for this game, I think, but I'm not so sure my heart is; God this is going to be stressful and intense! Go Blue.
the key to this game, imo, is whether or not stauskus and GRIII decide to show up and play some defense. they both were severely owned by hulls and watford last game.
I've already warned my family (including those way far away from me) about my impending meltdown.
M 77 - 73 IU
I think you mean "potential" meltdown, unless you got your prediction bass ackwards.
Feeling good about this one being at home and lot's to play for. Mich 78 Ind 71.
I don't do well with those in big games, and this one's a BIG game.
Only prediction I'll make is that Jordan Morgan will be the difference-maker. He barely played at IU; he's full-strength and ready to go now. There's a huge +++difference +++ for us on both ends of the floor when he'sout there.
If Robinson and THJ show up, we win. If they dont, we dont. Trey will do his thing guiding the ship, the question is, will the wings keep us aloft?
Michigan over IU.
No score prediction. Just win, baby.
M is motivated, IU is not- they already lockey up a share
M 80 IU 71
Having an outright championship you share with no one in the balance is motivation. More on the line for Michigan shouldn't be misinterpreted as unmotivating for IU.
1. Regardless of the outcome, the board will crash after the game.
2. DeepBlue83 will get banned and/or caved by the end of the day.
We are either going to win by 2-5 points or lose by 15-20 points. We have two versions of our basketball team. It all depends on which one shows up in the first 5 minutes of the game.
Morgan's presence is noticed on the D end, as Zeller scores only 12 points
Stauskas returns to form and lights up Jordan Hulls for 22 points
Oladipo has a stong game with 18 points and 3 steals, all on Timmy, but...
Trey seals the player of the year award, scoring only 15 points, but dishing out 12 assists and 2 steals.
Score: M - 79, IU - 71
And a quick plea for help: I won't be near a TV at gametime, can anyone provide a link for a live stream of the game?
Beilein will find a way.
But in all seriousness, whether or not we win depends on which version of our team shows up. I'm just so happy this game is at home. I hope the noise from Maize Rage just blows the roof off the place.
I will need it at some point in the game.
Beilein has said that Robinson is one of the smartest freshmen he's ever coached...he won't make the same mistakes twice and will neutralize Watford. Hardaway will bring a heart bigger than Ann Arbor but he'll be too anxious to make a difference and risks foul trouble. LeVert will be asked to log meaninful minutes and won't disappoint. McGary will make a couple of early plays that inspire a confident game while Morgan quietly logs the most effective overall minutes. Somebody better be talking to Stauskas about defensive discipline or we will see him multiple times darting through by the no-man's land sign waving his arms in the air.
And then there will be Burke. In the depths of the Penn State loss the instructions were written. I look for him to be gazing up towards the sky in a joy filled scream of confirmation as he inches closer to what he believes he was meant to be. THE LEADER AND THE BEST.
and exhibits tremendous will. Indiana should not have cut down those nets following the loss to Ohio.
1. 85-84 Michigan in OT.
2. Some UM fans will still be bitching about our performance after the game.
There's a few glaring things going against the good guys today:
1) More pressure to step up at home on Senior Day & jitters for the freshmen especially with the ultra significance of today's game
2) I believe Indiana will be more relaxed, even in a hostile environment, than they were against O$U on their Senior Day
3) The proverbial "you have to learn from losing in big games with Championships on the line before you can win" comes into play here for this young team.
IU - 78
UM - 70
Sooooo wrong. Tip-off likely won't be till 4:04.
THJ with a 3 to win it
1. Trey will score > 15.
2. Stauskas will be called "not just a shooter."
3. Bobby Knight will throw a chair.
4. Sparty will burn couches.
Bonus: Wisconsin will beat PSU on a last-second buzzer-beater 63-60.
I'm at work and won't be able to watch it, is CBS.com streaming it live?
You sir just earned yourself a cookie, thank you
I predict back to back BIG Ten championships.
am I going to have to look at this Wichita State-Creighton game?
PS: Michigan 82 - IU 77
Indiana 69 Michigan 65
This team doesn't have enough experience to win a share of the best conference in college basketball. However, it wouldn't be shocking if Michigan wins. IU isn't unbeatable that's for sure.